Help for people who suffer a hiss, a ring or a hum

Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Tinnitus Support Group feature.'Co-ordinator Joanne Gordon, left, with committee member Muriel Lascelles, centre and founder member Audrey Carlin.
Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Tinnitus Support Group feature.'Co-ordinator Joanne Gordon, left, with committee member Muriel Lascelles, centre and founder member Audrey Carlin.

High-ranking police officers, a deep sea diver, a photographer who wasn’t wearing ear protection when she captured an explosion and a person who was hit on the head by a loose tile - all have been affected by tinnitus.

When Audrey Carlin started with the condition 34 years ago, very little was known about it. The first research into tinnitus in the United Kingdom had been done only ten years earlier.